Sympathy Slimline

SOS471 – Make Mine A Tall One & Just Add Ink #604…Case Yourself!

My close friend’s mother-in-law passed away quite suddenly and her family is devastated by the loss. I needed a sympathy card so chose to make one that would work for this challenge at Shopping our Stash. As well, it works for the Just Add Ink because it is a CASE of my previous card.

The papers are all from StampinUp, in this case instead of flowers being added I used an older stamp set from GKD called Wetlands and fussy cut the image once it was gold heat embossed. I added it to a dark gray oval which I then popped up on top of the papers. The bling is from my stash and the sentiment is from the same set but I cut it so it would fit as shown on the card. The light in my craft room is weird today so I ended up with some shadows on the photo and I don’t know about you, but I find doing a photo of a slimline is harder than with a regular size card. If I’m honest I’m not a big fan of slimline cards even though they fit into business envelopes. We are expecting rain later that may continue for a few days. Hopefully where you live the weather is a bit more spring like. Although it has warmed up a bit, it is still cooler than is usual for May. Thanks for looking.

21 thoughts on “Sympathy Slimline

  1. Way to go shopping your stash!! I love the trio of designer papers you picked for this sympathy card…every elegant!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our “Make Mine A Tall One” challenge over at SOS

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  2. This is lovely! I think this is Wetlands2, which is from 2017. I looked it up because you can add it to the Retro Rubber Challenge as it is a free for all. I think this is the perfect card for your friend. Sympathy cards are difficult to create when under pressure.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I don’t believe I’ve ever entered the Retro rubber challenge and it may be a bit late now as I couldn’t do anything on the computer earlier today as I was busy with other stuff.

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      1. You are not late. This challenge just started. I enter it quite a bit and will be guest designing in a couple of weeks, if they send me the needed information.


  3. Beautiful, Johanna. This is a great card design and really works for these slimline cards. I like the patterned papers you chose and that image. Your friends will find comfort with your thoughtful card.

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    1. Thanks a lot Gayle. Doing a sympathy card is sometimes difficult but this one came together quite well.


  4. What a stunning set of cards. I love the background papers behind the focal image, and how you had them fan out–so creative. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team

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